Repentance

Regretting and being ashamed over a sin

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Is this Hadith suitable to quote?

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Anyone who did a wrong or committed a sin and is ashamed of it, then this will be his atonement.”

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Shaytan’s discussion with Nabi Musa (‘alayhis salam)

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Can, you confirm if this Hadith is authentic, or even from our sources?

Once, Shaytan approached Musa (‘alayhis salam) and said to him: “You are the Prophet of Allah while I am one of His sinning and disobedient creations. It is my desire that I repent before Him, so request Him to accept my repentance.” Musa (‘alayhis salam) agreed and prayed for him, whereupon Allah said: “O’ Musa! I shall accept your intercession for him. Tell him to prostrate upon Adam’s grave in order that I accept his repentance.” Musa (‘alayhis salam) met Shaytan and said: “Prostrating upon Adam’s grave shall cause your repentance to be accepted.” Hearing this, Satan said: “I did not prostrate before Adam when he was alive, how can I prostrate upon his grave now that he is dead? I shall never do such a thing!” Then continuing, he said: “O’ Musa! Since you interceded for me before Allah you have obliged me. I shall advise you to be wary of me in three places in order that you do not face damnation and ruin.

First: During anger; for in that state my soul is in your heart and my eyes into yours and I flow in you like your blood flows.

Second: During a battle (jihad); for in that state I cause the soldiers to remember their wives, children and relatives in order that they turn back from the battle and flee away.

Third: Never sit with a non mahram [strange] woman in one place for I shall whisper temptations into both of you.”

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The tawbah of an innovator

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What is the authenticity if this narration?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Allah Ta’ala does not accept the repentance of every innovator until he leaves out his innovation.”

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Ways to draw Allah’s assistance

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Who is the narrator of the following Hadith and is it authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“O people, join the link between you and your Rabb by remembering Him in abundance”

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A virtue of Takbir, Tasbih and Istighfar

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Is the following narration authentic?

A woman once said, O Rasulullah! Inform me of a few words [which I may use for Dhikr] but don’t mention too many. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

Say, ‘Allahu Akbar’ ten times, Allah says, ‘This is for me’.

Say, ‘Subhanallah’ ten times, Allah says, ‘This is for me’.

Say ‘Allahummagh Firli’ [O Allah forgive me], Allah says, ‘I have done so’

you repeat the Istighfar ten times, and Allah says, I have done so’.

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Minor and major sins

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I would like to know if this statement is sahih or not:

“لاَ صَغِيَرَةَ مَعَ الإِصْرَارِ، وَلاَ كَبِيرَةَ مَعَ الاسْتِغْفَارِ”.

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Sayyiduna Tha’labah ibn Abdir Rahman Al Ansari’s tawbah

Question

Is the incident regarding Sayyiduna Tha’labah’s tawbah authentic?

The gist of the story is as follows:

Sayyiduna Tha’labah who use to serve Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once gazed at a woman who was bathing. He then feared that wahy (revelation) will come to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) so he escaped to the mountains for approximately forty days. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) sent Sayyiduna ‘Umar and Sayyiduna Sayyiduna Salman Al Farisi (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) to look for him. He returned and passed away thereafter.

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Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)’s words to Sayyidatuna ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) when she was slandered

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There is a very beautiful Hadith I have heard in a khutbah showing Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)’s love and patience. Can you please provide the exact words and reference.

When the rumour about Sayyidatuna ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) spread, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) came to her and said; “O ‘Aaishah, if what they say is true than seek forgiveness and if what they say is false than Allah will make it apparent”.

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